The Bay Tree Hotel has undergone many transformations over its hundreds of years of history. Its earlier incarnation was known as Tanfield House, while Sir Lawrence Tanfield, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer during Elizabeth I's reign, resided there.
The current building was constructed as far back as the 17th century, largely on the footprint of the original, and was known as Burgage House. It contains a number of original features including Tudor-arched fireplaces.
Today the hotel enjoys a Grade II-listing, and is owned and managed by the fantastic local franchise The Cotswolds Inns and Hotels Group, also responsible for several other beautiful hostelries and venues across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including The Swan Hotel, The Bear of Rodborough, and The Manor House Hotel